>See the complete programme, all live broadcasts, recorded lectures and seminars here.
The Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm launches an entirely new type of exhibition with the opening of Arkitekturmuseet LIVE.
This involves turning ourselves, as well as the museum’s areas of interest – design, architecture and sustainable urban development – totally inside out. Seven weeks at the museum will be devoted to seven different themes: green cities, sustainable fashions, 48-hour workshop, future cities, precious gems, urban improvisations and sustainable urban development. Admission is free throughout the period.
The main gallery at the Museum of Architecture will be the platform for discussions, lectures, film shows and workshops. We are inviting you to take part in a wide-ranging dialogue about architecture, design and social planning. Visitors will experience a completely new type of exhibition/event as the museum changes its content and its appearance each week.
“We want to focus on our subject areas and the way in which they connect with the world at large. We want the museum to be a living forum where experts and the general public can meet in a discussion of quality in life and how we can influence our everyday situation”, Lena Rahoult, the director of the museum, explains.
Most of the lectures and discussions during the event will be available live on our website and for later listening. >Here
Green Cities, 25-30 January
Interest in ecologically sustainable cities is growing exponentially. The week will be devoted to urban cultivation and visions as to how our cities can be developed in a greener direction. In collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology’s Urban Planning Academy at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Tuesday 25 January at 6.30pm: Pecha Kucha (brief illustrated lecture) will talk about urban cultivation and sustainable cities. In collaboration with Svensk Form.
Sunday 30 January: Two lectures with concrete proposals for urban cultivation.
2pm: Plantagon’s managing director, Hans Hassle, will talk about greenhouses for growing fresh fruit and vegetables in city districts.
3pm: Anna Hrdlicka, project manager, will talk about a proposal to transform an office block in Botkyrka into a centre for urban cultivation.
Sustainable Fashions, 3-6 February
During Stockholm’s fashion week we are inviting people to an inspirational discussion of sustainable fashions.
Thursday 3 February 1-3pm: Seminar – Fashion Talks. Representatives of the fashion industry talk about their responsibility for the environment and how the fashion chain can be made more sustainable. Among the participants is designer Kate Fletcher who is author of the book Sustainable Fashion and Textiles.
Saturday/Sunday 5-6 February: Remake workshop at which people can give old garments new life. There will be a number of sewing machines available as well as staff from the Stockholms Stadsmission remake department and students from Beckmans School of Design. There will also be lectures on the vintage theme.
48 hours, 8-13 February
Parallel with the Stockholm Furniture Fair the Museum of Architecture is organizing some days of intense reflection about the museum’s activities and development. Some fifty professionals, critics, curators and historians in the fields of architecture, design and craft arts will be invited to participate in a 48-hour workshop and forum for surveying and discussing the role of the Museum of Architecture as an institution and meeting place: a museum about a museum in a museum.
Future Cities, 15-20 February
By 2050, 80 per cent of the world’s population will be living in cities. The week will be devoted to films and discussions of sustainable urban growth in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology’s Urban Planning Academy at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. We shall be showing the Danish documentary film series Cities on Speed at the museum together with Håkan Elofsson’s Bombay Boulevard photos and Olof Löf’s photos and installation about recycling garbage in Cairo.
Tuesday 15 February at 6pm: Mumbai Disconnected. Film followed by discussion of the flood of people into the cities and future traffic solutions.
Saturday 19 February 2-3.30pm Future cities – in Scandinavia. Representatives from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden present their ideas about the future and plans for their cities.
Sunday 20 February at 1pm: Bogotá – Change. Film and discussion about how cities and urban life can be improved with culture and creative activities.
Precious Gems, 22-27 February
We present some precious gems from our extensive collections, highlighting models, photos and drawings of well-known buildings and architects. The focus is on three periods marked by optimism and faith in the future: 20th century classicism, the expansive 1950s and the 1970s with mass public housing in Sweden and ecological concerns.
Sunday 27 February: Guided tour of the collections and archives.
Improvising the City, 1-6 March
What does the city sound like and how does it smell? Families enjoying the winter school break and the general public are invited to enjoy a more penetrating experience of urban space. Monica Sand and Ricardo Atienza, scholars and artists, will work with invited artists, dancers and musicians and offer city walks with improvisation maps, getting-lost guides, sound and vocal experiments and urban improvisations.
Sustainable Cities, 8-13 March
Sustainable urban development also involves social and cultural aspects such as participation, for example.
Saturday 12 March: Invited guests, including the art and protest movement Stad Solidar from Möllevången in Malmö, will talk about sustainable urban development in a global, national and local perspective. Participants include Lars Reuterswärd, Director of the Global Division, UN-HABITAT, Joakim Larsson, Municipal Commissioner for the Stockholm suburbs and Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Minister for Culture and Sports. In collaboration with the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, research council Formas and the National Heritage Board. Bon Chance DJs will perform after the seminar.
Sunday 13 March: A discussion about living in the suburbs with authors Per Svensson and Per Wirtén.